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Boreal Forest Burned and Unburned Site Comparisons

Image of a burned field site.

A typical burned plot in the Saskatchewan, Canada, boreal forest study area.

Fire history and field measurements were used to estimate above- and belowground carbon values.

Burn Severity Index of Canadian Ecoregions

Map of study area.

Study area included sites burned in 2014 and 2015 in the southeastern portion of the Northwest Territories and northern Alberta of Canada. The study area includes all 2014 and 2015 fires within a radius of approximately 300 km from Great Slave Lake.

Pre- and post-fire Landsat images were used to classify burn severity of soil organic matter across portions of arctic Canada.

Alaskan Fire Fuel Components

Four maps showing fractional cover distribution.

Examples of fractional cover distribution in a tundra region near Lake Narvakrak in the Noatak River National Preserve: (a) very high-resolution imagery from Google Earth; (b) fractional cover of woody component; (b) fractional cover of herbaceous component; (d) fractional cover of nonvascular component.

Maps of three major wildland fire fuel types are available from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment.

Pre-Fire Ecosystem Classifications in Burned Area

Great Slave Lake

Ecosystem map for the Great Slave Lake area, Northwest Territories, Canada, for the period 1997-2011.

ABoVE researchers compiled a map of ecosystem states prior to the 2014 & 2015 fires in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Vegetation Imagery from Toolik Lake, Alaska

Toolik plot photo.

A plot photo (#0656) taken at the largest study area "Toolik" at elevation 765.7 m. The small white object was included in many of the photos as a color reference. The photographer's boots are also often visible, in this photo they are to the lower left of the white object.

A new ABoVE dataset offers hundreds of ground-based vegetation photos which may serve as a reference for studies of climate and vegetation change in the area.

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